Happy Birthday Jimmy Page! Led Zeppelin 3:20pm on Classic Cuts

Happy Birthday today to Led Zeppelin founder and lead guitarist Jimmy Page! 

Stairway to Heaven" is our Classic Cut today. Here's some info: It was released in late 1971. The song was composed by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant and released on the band's fourth album. Many of us consider it to be the greatest rock song of all time.

There are three distinct parts to the song as the volume and tempo get louder and faster . The song begins slowly with acoustic guitar and recorder before the vocals and electric guitar are introduced in the second section. 

The final section is an uptempo rock crescendo featuring Jimmy Page's impossibly great guitar solo. Finishing the song are the words we all know, "And she's buying a stairway to heaven."   Andy Preston

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